Every Tuesday, the Care Workers from Mwaiseni Community Based Organisation meet together to share, encourage and pray with one another. Over time, the Care Workers are learning what it means to be open and vulnerable with one another. Other people in the community have started joining these meetings because they have seen the fruit of the Care Workers’ time together and the positive impact that it is having on the rest of the community.
Mwaiseni Community, #Zambia. Since birth, Mwenya* has lacked full use of one leg and one arm. His father, realising his disability was permanent, abandoned the family when Mwenya was three years old. His mother tries to support the family through finding work each day, but this type of work – unskilled and temporary - is not a stable source of income. More often than not, she is unable to earn enough money to support her family’s needs. #CareWorker Gertrude found the struggling family four years ago, and her heart of compassion drove her to care for this family. She began visiting their home and building relationships with both Mwenya and his mother. Mwenya began attending the #LifeCentre and in the past four years has made immense progress. He is able to speak properly and his health and strength have improved. He freely interacts with the friends he has made at the Life Centre and, though he has a quiet and gentle personality, he has a big smile and is gaining confidence. #ServingTheMostVulnerable#Joy